Power window hangup 96 Grand Caravan

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Rusty, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Guest

    Own a 96 Grand Caravan, and recently the passenger side power window
    has started to hang up, ie if the window is put down just a couple of
    inches, suddenly it won't close..I tried silicon spray like some in this
    ng earlier stated, but to no avail..then I went outside and put my
    palms on the window, gave it a little nudge upward (about an 1/8" move
    occurred). Went back in the car and the window went up! Thinking the
    "problem" was "fixed", the other day I inadvertently hit the power
    window button and it went down the whole way..the only problem was it
    would not go back up (a rather cold drive to work ensued!). Returning
    to my car after work, I figured I'd try the button again, and it went up
    the whole way! Ok, so now the question is: Does anyone have an idea on
    what the problem might be? I'm scared to death to open the window again
    for fear it will go all the way down and not come up...Could it be
    something broken in the power window track? And if so, is that something
    I could check myself..any thoughts or ideas would be
    appreciated..meanwhile, that window is staying in the closed position.
    Rusty, Nov 2, 2003
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    Mike Martin Guest

    Can you tell when it won't go up if the motor is trying to push it up and
    can't (window physically stuck) or is there an intermittent power problem
    (motor, wiring, switch- in one direction only). When you physically pushed
    the window and got it going, it still could be either type of problem.
    Mike Martin, Nov 2, 2003
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    Rusty Guest

    When I pushed the window up a little, I didn't have the power on at the
    time, thus am not sure that tells us anything...perhaps what I should do
    is put the window down just a little bit, then push down, perhaps it is
    somewhat off its seat...I've never had a problem with the window going
    down, just going up, so since I'm not familiar with the mechanism
    inside, I wonder if it has slipped off some track a little, and maybe
    pushing down will re-seat it...whatdya think?
    Rusty, Nov 4, 2003
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    mic canic Guest

    the window regulator is a cable drive trac drive system, unless there is
    something in the window channels impeding it's movement you are going to need a
    new assembly
    make sure you get the whole assembly not the regulator without motor it will
    take a month of sundays to wind the cable on the spool
    mic canic, Nov 5, 2003
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    John Smith Guest

    wow, that sounds expen$ive. My 93 grand does the same thing, but my
    problem is electrical, not mechanical. At times my windows (plural)
    refuse to work, but a well placed tap, spank or rap on the door near the
    control unit (by that I mean the double control on the drivers door)
    and its like magic, the windows work again. Interesting enough, if the
    passenger window stops working, it still takes a wack on the driver side
    to start it working again. And no I don't go around hitting the van
    when it won't work, I just happened to notice that the windows began to
    work after opening and closing the door. Example: leaving parking
    garage, try to roll down window, no-go, curse once, open door, swipe
    parking pass through reader, close door, check window, NOW it works,
    curse again. Anyway, before you buy anything, find out if your
    problem is elec or mech, does the motor groan when you hit the button?
    do the lights dim? ( signs of a mech problem). And by the way, I'm
    going to fix mine one of these days, yep, comin right along now.
    John Smith, Nov 6, 2003
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    Dennis Busse Guest

    My '91 Acclaim has something that seems a combination of electrical
    and mechanical - randomly the driver's window will refuse to lower
    more than a quarter inch, so I have to sit there rocking the switch
    back and forth for a good minute. Once it gets 3 inches down or so, it
    goes the rest of the way no problem.
    Dennis Busse, Nov 7, 2003
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